2019 and Beyond

Thank you for taking the time to engage in this consultation. Your input provides valuable information to the City and will be presented to Council to help inform our 2019 financial planning process.

The City’s Operating Budget, which includes annual revenues and expenses required for day-to-day services to our citizens, is outlined below. The two pie graphs show where the 2018 operating revenues came from and where they are being spent.

Revenues

The City of Coquitlam, like all B.C. municipalities, collects residential property taxes on behalf of the City as well as other regional and provincial authorities. The graph and descriptions below describe the distribution of your tax dollars, assuming an average change in your annual assessment.

The BC Assessment Authority provides your annual property tax assessment. To learn more about the relationship between property assessments and property taxes, visit Learn more about property tax.

To find out your personal breakdown of property tax and utility payments, please enter your property assessment value as found on your property tax bill or on your BC Assessment notice, or you can use the average property value of $1,006,000 to see the distribution for the average Coquitlam property owner.

You can find your 2018 property tax assessment value here.

Expenses

City of Coquitlam - On average, 69% of your tax bill goes to the City to support local municipal services (the remaining 31% is distributed to other agencies as outlined below). The focus of the Citizen Budget tool is on the municipal services offered by the City and not those of the other authorities mentioned below.

The graphs below detail the amount the Coquitlam property owner pays for municipal services.

Other Agencies

To see how changes to the City’s service levels impact your property taxes, enter your preferences below
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Police Services Learn more

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The City contracts the RCMP to provide policing and community-related services. The costs and services are shared with the City of Port Coquitlam; a partnership that provides both communities with effective, efficient and affordable policing.

Police services provide 24/7 response-to-calls and criminal investigations. They also work to provide a wide range of crime prevention programs and community outreach and education initiatives.

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Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Police Services?
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Fire/Rescue Services Learn more

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Coquitlam Fire/Rescue provides emergency response to fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle incidents, and auto extrication along with response to hazardous material incidents, specialized and technical response for rescues involving height, trenches, confined spaces, structural collapse, and water or ice.

In addition, Coquitlam Fire / Rescue provides extensive education and training programs and also conducts annual fire inspections of commercial and multi-family residential and high-rise buildings and also works with the City's Emergency Program to help support community emergency preparedness.

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Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Fire Services?
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Parks, Recreation & Culture Services Learn more

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The City provides parks and natural outdoor recreation areas including playgrounds, sport courts, sport fields, urban forests and trails, and a cemetery.

We also provide recreation services such as aquatics, arena sports, indoor sports such as lacrosse, ball hockey, indoor soccer and tennis, and community centres that offer general health and fitness and sports programs for people of all ages.

The City’s arts and culture services include visual arts, performing arts, literacy and lifelong learning, community heritage, cultural festivals and events, and public art. This is supported directly, as well as through agreements with partner community organizations including annual grants to the following organizations:

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society (that operates Mackin House Museum)
  • Coquitlam Public Library
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre
  • Place des Arts
  • Place Maillardville and
  • Others
  • All these services contribute to both physical and mental well-being and can significantly reduce the burden on the health care system by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

    Learn the facts about Parks, Recreation and Culture Services.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Parks, Recreation and Culture Services?
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    Roads & Transportation Services Learn more

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    The City is responsible for maintaining our roads, sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use paths in order to provide safe and efficient transportation options for our residents, visitors and businesses.

    Our crews work year-round to sweep streets, repair potholes, provide ice control and snow removal services, ensure that traffic signals, street lights, crosswalks, and traffic signs are in good operational condition to provide safe passage to all users day and night.

    Learn the facts about Roads and Transportation Services.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Roads and Transportation Services?
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    Capital Construction Services Learn more

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    Coquitlam is a growing community with over $3 billion in assets such as fire halls, libraries, recreation facilities, parks and sports fields, water infrastructure, sewer & drainage infrastructure as well as roads and sidewalks.

    A portion of your tax dollars is allocated each year to our capital program to assist in the replacement of assets that have reached the end of their lifecycle and the expansion of assets to meet the needs of our growing community.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Capital Construction?
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    Planning & Development Services Learn more

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    The Planning and Development Department prepares, in consultation with Council, land use strategies, policies and community plans to guide Coquitlam's growth.

    The department is also responsible for processing a wide range of development proposals including Official Community Plan amendments, subdivisions, development permits and building applications.

    Learn the facts about Planning and Development.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Planning and Development Services?
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    Water, Sewer & Drainage Services Learn more

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    The City’s water, sewer and drainage systems provide the fundamentals of healthy urban living to our population.

    Our water and sanitary sewer system play an important role in good health and hygiene by delivering clean drinking water and collecting wastewater to and from homes and businesses. All of the City’s utility planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance are carried out in compliance with regulations and environmental best management practices.

    Learn the facts about Water, Sewer and Drainage Services.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Water, Sewer and Drainage Services?
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    Solid Waste Services Learn more

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    The City’s garbage and green waste collection system serves over 25,000 households in a cost-effective manner through a contractor. Coquitlam integrates with Recycle BC’s separate program for collecting recyclables. In addition, the City provides a large item collection program, a recycling depot, and free drop-off for yard trimmings.

    This service only applies to Single Family homes.

    Learn the facts about Solid Waste Services.

    Based on your satisfaction with this service and its importance to your household, would you adjust your property tax funding for Solid Waste Services?
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